'Back a Jack' winner Alfie heads to Fairwood to meet the Swansea City team

26th February
Swans fan Alfie poses with Olivier Ntcham

Swansea City fan Alfie James was the winner of the club’s supporter reward scheme, Back a Jack, which saw fans nominate fellow Jacks for going above and beyond, and he recently got to enjoy the prize for his efforts.

Alfie was able to enjoy a tour around the club’s Fairwood training ground, and the chance to watch training and meet the players.

East Stand season ticket holder Alfie was nominated for the prize by a friend of the family, Joseph Slater, for his incredible fundraising efforts which saw him raise more than £2,000 for charity.

The then-12-year-old, who hails from Clydach, climbed Pen y Fan to raise money for Brain Tumour Research - a charity close to his heart.

Swans fan Alfie watches training

“I climbed Pen y Fan to raise money for a brain tumour charity because my dad died from it,” Alfie explained.

“We raised more than £2,000 for the charity so my family friend nominated me [for Back a Jack] because I’m a massive Swansea City fan.

“I was invited to the training ground, I was shown around and then we went up and watched the players training and I got my top signed by all of them.”

As well as watching training, Alfie met a number of the players with midfielder Ollie Cooper taking extra time out to chat with the young fan.

Swans fan Alfie James and Ollie Cooper chatting

“It was very nice [to chat with Ollie],” he added.

“He was asking me about school, who my favourite players are and whether I play for a team.

“I’ve enjoyed my day a lot, I met all the Swans players and met everyone. I’ve loved it.”